Some Nice iOS 9 App Updates

October 02, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Tweetbot

First up is Tweetbot for iOS. It's a new app but right now it's $5. Checkout the typically great review on Macstories. Twitter is unusable for me without Tweetbot because it has terrific filters that sync across devices. I also love landscape mode on the iPhone 6S Plus because I get my timeline and I get to people watch other weirdos like me.1

I also like the nice new Safari web views that presumably use the ad blocking filters.

Tweetbot

Drafts

Man, Drafts is so great. Yada, yada, yada. Every nerd I know loves this app. There are plenty of reasons but how about the new 3D Touch gestures for creating notes or jumping to the inbox? Sure, I'll never get Dropbox syncing but it's perfect for a text launching platform.

Drafts

Workflow

Workflow is right up there as one of the most useful apps on iOS. It's a great entry point to automate tedious steps in iOS. Now it has 3D Touch access to workflows.

Workflow

Launch Center Pro

I have a stormy history with LCP. I want to use it more than I end up using it. They latest version has brought me back into the fold with configurable 3D Touch quick actions and the Today widget. I still prefer the Launcher Today widget but those 3D Touch actions are sweet.2

LCP

Scanners

Scanbot is my best friend but this category is full of great apps. Many of the best scanner apps are getting 3D Touch conveniences built-in and I couldn't be happier.

Scanner Pro by Readdle is a close second place, followed by Grizly Labs' Genius Scan+. All three apps are stellar for converting a scrap of paper into a usable digital document.

3D Touch Scanners

1Writer

1Writer is really nice text editor. It initially failed with my rather copious collection of notes but has since been updated with a lot of performance improvements and nice additions. What makes it great on iOS 9 is the integration with Spotlight.

1Writer


  1. I still desperately want a new Pastebot for iOS. I've given up hoping and now just use Clips

  2. Ok, that's as many metaphors as I feel comfortable putting in one paragraph. 

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